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Erin McMahon, EdD

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Erin McMahon, EdD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Nursing

    P.O. Box 27399

    West Haven, CT, 06516

    United States


Dr. Erin McMahon has been a CNM since 1999. She is currently a Lecturer within the Midwifery and Women’s Health Specialty at the Yale School of Nursing and serves as the Director of the Yale Midwifery faculty practice. She sees patients at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center and at Yale Midwifery in Westport, CT. Dr. McMahon attends births at the Vidone Birthing Center on the Saint Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital. The Yale midwives and physicians promote physiologic birth and patient centered care through the collaborative practice model. Dr. McMahon has received awards for her excellence in teaching of midwifery and medical students. She has served on the Certificate Maintenance Committee and as Secretary for the American Midwifery Certification Board. Dr. McMahon’s research interests include assessment of competence and the use of simulation to prepare student midwives for entry to practice. Dr. McMahon has published an article describing her development of a valid and reliable competence assessment instrument to be used with midwifery students during a simulated shoulder dystocia. She strives to bring high quality simulation to midwifery education. She is committed to the process of life-long learning and encourages midwives to advance and expand their clinical knowledge base through her academic and volunteer activities.

Education & Training

  • EdD
    Southern Connecticut State University, Nursing Education (2015)
  • MSN
    San Diego State University, Community Health Nursing: Nurse Midwifery (1999)
  • BSN
    Fairfield University, Nursing (1993)
  • BS
    Cornell University, Biology & Society (1990)

Professional Service

American Midwifery Certification BoardBoard Member2017 - Present
American College of Nurse MidwivesMember1999 - Present

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